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⚡ Fixing fashion’s broken business model: meet FutureHero Javier Goyeneche

⚡ Fixing fashion’s broken business model: meet FutureHero Javier Goyeneche

“I always tell kids the same thing: the future has not yet been written.” Javier Goyeneche believes that children are the future. He was inspired by the birth of his sons to launch a sustainable clothing company that wouldn’t use natural resources in the extractive and wasteful manner of most fashion brands. That company, EcoAlf,

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⚡ Championing conversation and cultural sustainability in fashion: meet FutureHero Samata Pattinson

⚡ Championing conversation and cultural sustainability in fashion: meet FutureHero Samata Pattinson

“If we don’t know what we’re saying to each other how can we move forward on a shared path?” Samata Pattinson is a British-born Ghanaian entrepreneur, whose head, heart and hands are busy at the intersection of business and design in an industry in need of urgent transformation. The fashion sector is becoming as famous

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🚀 Voyage from Barcelona to the Red Planet

🚀  Voyage from Barcelona to the Red Planet

🔴  “We are not alone in the universe. The irrational thing is to believe that we are.” – Juan Insua  Mars has always seduced us. Since the earliest civilisations, the Red Planet has been a metaphor and a source of inspiration for humankind. Perhaps it’s because we see in it a mirror of ourselves – our

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⚡ The power of cultural arts: meet FutureHero Jordi Costa

⚡ The power of cultural arts: meet FutureHero Jordi Costa

“Museums that involve citizens are the future.” Jordi Costa is the writer, filmmaker and cultural critic behind the exhibitions at Barcelona’s CCCB, one of Europe’s most diverse, important and creative cultural arts centres.  The cinema-loving curator was appointed Head of the Exhibition Department of the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona in September 2019; that is, just a

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⚡ Goodbye Atlas, hello world: A sign-off from our Editor

⚡ Goodbye Atlas, hello world: A sign-off from our Editor

15 things that have given me joy as Editor of Atlas of the Future Yes, it’s officially time for me to lift-off. After six wonder-filled years journeying around the world thanks to the stellar innovations of people creating better futures, I’m jumping spaceship onto my next adventure. But before I get carried away with spacey

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🚀 A journey through joy & impact: Around the world from A to Z

🚀 A journey through joy & impact: Around the world from A to Z

What links Arcade Fire, lab-grown chicken burgers, the rare white Arabian oryx, masks made from plastic waste and the circular economy? We’re closing a tough year and starting a fresh one with a trip around the world, travelling from Afghanistan to Zambia in a gorgeous reminder of what’s good – a mix of meaningful innovations, excellent examples of resilience and things

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⚡ Creating new narratives for Black millennials: meet FutureHero Aaron Samuels

⚡ Creating new narratives for Black millennials: meet FutureHero Aaron Samuels

“The vision for Blavity is a world in which all Black people are happy.” Aaron Samuels’ life is a tale of intersections: he is Black and Jewish, a published poet and nationally acclaimed performer as well as a Forbes 30 Under 30 rising star entrepreneur, and also a builder of community in both the real

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The race is on to reimagine fashion

The race is on to reimagine fashion

The problem of fast fashion is – by its nature – accelerating quickly. In the UK alone, people are purchasing five times as many clothes as they did in the 1980s, and the global fashion industry is now responsible for 10% of annual global carbon emissions. But on the rise, too, is the number of ideas

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Cameroon’s protector of the oceans: FutureHero Ismaël Ebone ⚡

Cameroon’s protector of the oceans: FutureHero Ismaël Ebone ⚡

“I have a deep desire to make Africa a better place.” From its volcanoes to its tropical rainforests, Cameroon is one of the most biodiverse countries in Africa. Often considered the ‘second lungs of the earth’, the Congo Basin boasts a beautiful coastline, mountains, savanna, desert and tropical rainforests – and endangered species like bonobos,

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